Politics Section

LETTER: Neighbor upset with Kennedy High School’s new athletic field

LETTER: Neighbor upset with Kennedy High School’s new athletic field

[EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, written by a Reader and originally sent to the City of Burien. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The B-Town Blog nor its staff:] Dear... [Read more]

Sponsored Post LEGAL NOTICE: Notice of Public Hearing for Duwamish Area Annexation

LEGAL NOTICE: Notice of Public Hearing for Duwamish Area Annexation

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Washington State Boundary Review Board for King County Yesler Building, Room 240 400 Yesler Way Seattle WA 98104 (206) 477-0633  TTY: 711 CITY OF SEATTLE DUWAMISH AREA ANNEXATION... [Read more]

Expert Review Panel for ‘Sound Transit 3’ to discuss planning July 13-14

Expert Review Panel for ‘Sound Transit 3’ to discuss planning July 13-14

An independent Expert Review Panel for Sound Transit’s Phase 3 Planning for the Regional Transit Long-Range Plan will meet on July 13-14 in Seattle to review key methodologies, financial planning, and... [Read more]

PODCAST: Marijuana Dispensaries ordered closed; mail thieves & more

PODCAST: Marijuana Dispensaries ordered closed; mail thieves & more

Here’s episode #10 of our SoKing News Podcast, which is sponsored by a generous grant from J-Lab’s Encore Media Entrepreneurs program, supported with funding from the Ethics and Excellence... [Read more]

Prosecutor announces initiative to close 15 unlicensed marijuana stores

Prosecutor announces initiative to close 15 unlicensed marijuana stores

From our sister site The White Center Blog: From left, Sheriff John Urquhart, Dan Satterberg, and Russ Hauge of the Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board, outside the KCSO Storefront in White Center... [Read more]

LETTER: Resident concerned about Tweeting & texting during public meetings

LETTER: Resident concerned about Tweeting & texting during public meetings

[EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, written by a Reader. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The B-Town Blog nor its staff:] Letter to the Editor; On March 15, 2015... [Read more]

LETTER: Resident ‘horrified by the revised City Council Meeting Guidelines’

LETTER: Resident ‘horrified by the revised City Council Meeting Guidelines’

[EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, written by a Reader. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The B-Town Blog nor its staff:] Burien City Council Members, Please publish... [Read more]

Tweeting, texting still OK at Council; citizen letters return to meeting packet

Tweeting, texting still OK at Council; citizen letters return to meeting packet

by Jack Mayne Burien citizens will soon be able to see again communications from the public to the City Council, and at least one Councilmember will continue using Twitter and texting during meetings,... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘I am proposing that we levy on ourselves a Public Safety Bond’

LETTER: ‘I am proposing that we levy on ourselves a Public Safety Bond’

[EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, written by a Reader. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The B-Town Blog nor its staff:] Letter to the Editor: Burien receives... [Read more]

VIDEO: Area residents read the Declaration of Independence

VIDEO: Area residents read the Declaration of Independence

We first posted this video on July 4, 2010, but we love it so much we thought it was worth a rerun on this holiday: Out of the red, white and blue, it occurred to us that our third President, one Thomas... [Read more]

Are you signed up to vote? Voter registration deadline is this Monday

Are you signed up to vote? Voter registration deadline is this Monday

Hello voters and neighbors – primary Election Day is coming up on Tuesday, Aug. 4. That’s important. But here’s a thought: have you moved recently? Had a name change? Are you sure you are... [Read more]

Burien businessman makes video about city’s parking issue, gets on local TV

Burien businessman makes video about city’s parking issue, gets on local TV

Burien businessman John White, who first got attention for his disdain of the city’s parking regulations by writing a Letter to the Editor to the blog (read it here), has created a video explaining his... [Read more]

Sound Transit asks: ‘Where will Sound Transit take you tomorrow?’

Sound Transit asks: ‘Where will Sound Transit take you tomorrow?’

Sounds Transit is asking residents: “Where will Sound Transit take you tomorrow?” “Citizens from Burien, Des Moines, Normandy Park, SeaTac and Tukwila connect to multiple destinations... [Read more]

PODCAST: SeaTac tries to re-brand Code Compliance; Comment of Week & more

PODCAST: SeaTac tries to re-brand Code Compliance; Comment of Week & more

Here’s episode #8 of our SoKing News Podcast, which is sponsored by a generous grant from J-Lab’s Encore Media Entrepreneurs program, supported with funding from the Ethics and Excellence... [Read more]

City of Burien reminds residents of fireworks ban, fire danger during heat

City of Burien reminds residents of fireworks ban, fire danger during heat

The City of Burien wants to remind all that – as the 4th of July rapidly approaches – residents are asked to comply with Burien’s ban on fireworks within City limits. “Hot, dry temperatures... [Read more]

Burien Foodshed Project’s next meeting will be at Community Center Monday

Burien Foodshed Project’s next meeting will be at Community Center Monday

The Burien Foodshed Project – a conversation-in-progress about food and community – will be holding its next meeting on Monday, June 29, from 6-7:30 p.m. in the Lakeview Room of the Burien Community... [Read more]

Sponsored Post LEGAL NOTICE: Notice of Public Hearing for Duwamish Area Annexation

LEGAL NOTICE: Notice of Public Hearing for Duwamish Area Annexation

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Washington State Boundary Review Board for King County Yesler Building, Room 240 400 Yesler Way Seattle WA 98104 (206) 477-0633  TTY: 711 CITY OF SEATTLE DUWAMISH AREA ANNEXATION... [Read more]

LETTER: Small Business Owner seeking others having problems with City

LETTER: Small Business Owner seeking others having problems with City

[EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, written by a Reader. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The B-Town Blog nor its staff:] HAVE YOU TRIED TO OPEN A small LOCAL BUSINESS... [Read more]

PODCAST: Normandy Park Police arrest Child Rapist, Comment of Week & more

PODCAST: Normandy Park Police arrest Child Rapist, Comment of Week & more

Here’s episode #7 of our SoKing News Podcast, which is sponsored by a generous grant from J-Lab’s Encore Media Entrepreneurs program, supported with funding from the Ethics and Excellence... [Read more]

Give us better transit or else, Burien City Council tells Sound Transit Monday

Give us better transit or else, Burien City Council tells Sound Transit Monday

by Jack Mayne Representatives of Sound Transit ran into difficulty with the Burien City Council because it doesn’t even put the city on its project map, and has no proposals to better connect Burien... [Read more]

Groundbreaking for construction of new Merril Gardens project will be June 25

Groundbreaking for construction of new Merril Gardens project will be June 25

Click images to see larger versions. The City of Burien, in partnership with Merrill Gardens, Pillar Properties and Legacy Partners, will be holding a groundbreaking ceremony for the remaining phases... [Read more]

LETTER: Lower speed limit means longer trip between Burien and Des Moines

LETTER: Lower speed limit means longer trip between Burien and Des Moines

From our sister site The Waterland Blog: [EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, written by a Reader. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The Waterland (or B-Town Blog)... [Read more]

PODCAST: Burien Police lure, bust pedophile; Cab Driver shot & more…

PODCAST: Burien Police lure, bust pedophile; Cab Driver shot & more…

Here’s episode #6 of our SoKing News Podcast, which is sponsored by a generous grant from J-Lab’s Encore Media Entrepreneurs program, supported with funding from the Ethics and Excellence... [Read more]

LETTER(s): English Language Learners write letters about Ordinance 606/621

LETTER(s): English Language Learners write letters about Ordinance 606/621

EDITOR’S NOTE: Aria Peters is an English Language Learner (ELL) Teacher at the Arts and Academics Academy on the Evergreen Campus in the Highline School District. This spring, her intermediate level... [Read more]

City Hall needs to be made safe for citizens, says city’s 1st mayor Arun Jhaveri

City Hall needs to be made safe for citizens, says city’s 1st mayor Arun Jhaveri

by Jack Mayne The first mayor of Burien is reawakening the angst over the “safety, security and well-being of ordinary citizens” that go to the City Hall and the King County Library. Arun Jhaveri said... [Read more]

New Metro Transit Route #631 Shuttle premieres in Burien Monday morning

New Metro Transit Route #631 Shuttle premieres in Burien Monday morning

King County Metro Transit’s Burien Shuttle (aka Route 631) made its debut Monday morning (June 8), with plenty of local dignitaries on hand: Photos courtesy City of Burien and King County. As... [Read more]

‘Local Treasure’ documentary on Seahurst Park restoration to screen this summer

‘Local Treasure’ documentary on Seahurst Park restoration to screen this summer

A new documentary about the Seahurst Park restoration – ‘Local Treasure’ – will premiere this summer at the Environmental Science Center, which overlooks the home of the largest seawall... [Read more]

Citizen letters deleted from Council meeting packets; new system promised

Citizen letters deleted from Council meeting packets; new system promised

Front page of Monday night’s Burien City Council packet, which runs 404 pages. by Jack Mayne The Burien City Council will no longer get copies of letters and e-mail communications from citizens by... [Read more]